Re: consolidation of multiple rows

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 18:02:54 -0800
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Jerry Stuckle wrote:

> DA Morgan wrote:

>> Jerry Stuckle wrote:
>>> DA Morgan wrote:
>>>>>> If you know the names Date and Codd you should know who you are
>>>>>> addressing: Joe Celko.
>>>>> Not a name I am familiar with.
>>>> Says much about your attitude toward our profession.
>>>> Enlighten yourself:
>>> Not necessarily.  There are a lot of top notch programmers and DBA's 
>>> who have never heard of Joe Celko.

>> Well right now I can only name one. <g>

>> Of course you are correct. There are top notch programmers that
>> don't know who Chris Date is. There are top notch programmers
>> that don't know who Dennis Ritchie and Ray Boyce are either no
>> doubt.

>> Though I suspect you could put the names of those "top notch"
>> programmers on a 3x5 card.
> Quite incorrect.  Right off the top of my head I can probably name a 
> dozen I know personally who haven't heard of him.  He's well known in 
> some circles, but definitely not all.

The operative phrase here is "top notch." If they ever took even a basic class on normalization they could not have missed the name Boyce. If they learned more in C than "Hello World" they'd know who Dennis is.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
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